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Bike lanes on Sevilla Avenue
Setting the Bar High for A Safe Bike Infrastructure

The City of Coral Gables has been working in the past few years to create a safe, accessible bike infrastructure for commuters and people of all ages and abilities. In 2012, the City Commission authorized the execution of the Interlocal Agreement between the City of Coral Gables and the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the purpose of funding the development of a bicycle and pedestrian plan. That same year, the City selected a consultant to develop a plan for a bicycle and pedestrian network as well as recommend bicycle programming to encourage and educate our residents. In 2014, the City of Coral Gables adopted the publicly vetted plan developed by the consulting team. In addition to dedicated funding appropriated by the City Commission, staff applied for and was awarded a transportation alternatives program grant in 2015 for approximately half a million dollars for the construction of bike lanes along Alhambra Circle, from Coral Way to San Amaro Drive. This year, the City awarded a citywide bicycle infrastructure design contract to one of the best bicycle infrastructure design firms in the country to turn the adopted plan into reality. Read more... 
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Coral Gables Honored as 2017 Playful City USA Community

For the ninth consecutive year, Coral Gables has been designated as a Playful City USA by the national non-profit organization KaBOOM! Playful City USA honors cities and towns across the country for putting the needs of families first so kids can learn, grow and develop important life skills. These 258 cities and towns in the United States, including Coral Gables, are transforming ordinary places into playful spaces and using play as a solution to the challenges facing their residents. Last year, the City of Coral Gables purchased five properties in residential neighborhoods to be converted into open spaces for families to enjoy a moment of play and relaxation. Read more...
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Community Meeting to Discuss Seats for Residents at West Lab 

The City of Coral Gables and the City's School and Community Relations Committee are hosting a Community Meeting on Monday, June 5, 6 p.m. at the War Memorial Youth Center Theater located at 405 University Drive. Join the conversation to discuss whether the City of Coral Gables should purchase a classroom at Henry S. West Laboratory School to provide guaranteed seats for Coral Gables residents. Because West Lab is a magnet school, it accepts students from all over the county, making it difficult for Coral Gables students to get into this A-rated school . Currently, only about 16 percent of students at West Lab are Coral Gables residents. For more information, contact 305-460-5248. 
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Venetian Pool Wins 2017 Trip Expert Choice Award

Our own local pool has been chosen as one of the best attractions around the world, according to journalists and professional travel writers. The Venetian Pool is among the winners of the 2017 Experts' Choice Award from TripExpert. Less than 2 percent of all attraction worldwide receive this award. Travelers and visitors can be confident that making a splash at the Venetian Pool is among the most worthwhile things to do while in town. Read more...
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Free Band Concert at Adult Activity Center

C ome join us for a concert with T he New Horizons Band, scheduled for Friday, June 9, 6 p.m. at the City of Coral Gables Adult Activity Center, 2 Andalusia Avenue. The concert is free and open to the public.  Complimentary valet parking is available across the street at The Palace Coral Gables, 1 Andalusia Avenue. For more information, contact 305-461-6764. 
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UM Named One of America's Best Employers by Forbes

The University of Miami ranks No. 15 on the 2017 Forbes list of America's Best Employers the highest-ranked University in the nation and the highest-ranked organization in Florida. This is the first time UM has been included on the list, which is based on independent surveys of employees. The Forbes rankings recognize the nation's top 500 large employers and the 300 best mid-sized employers. To compile the rankings, Forbes partnered with Statista, an online statistics provider, to conduct an independent survey of more than 30,000 employees across 23 industries. Read more... 
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Last year's royal court
Looking for a Royal Court for Junior Orange Bowl

Continuing a proud 66-year tradition, the Junior Orange Bowl has begun its search for the 2017-2018 Royal Court. The search for four young ladies, ages 9 to 14, to represent the Junior Orange Bowl as goodwill ambassadors for the upcoming festival season will end with a new Royal Court being crowned at the Finals on August 26, 2017. The Royal Court encourages and empowers the young ladies that participate to become future leaders and role models in the community. The Royal Court girls are chosen based on personality, poise, and the desire to be involved in their community. Read more... 
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It Shoulda Been You
Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile
Through June 11, 2017
Taste of the Gables
Thursday, June 1, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue
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Miracle Mile & Giralda Ave Streetscape Update
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Traffic Update
FDOT is doing roadway construction along LeJeune Road from Almeria Avenue to Majorca Avenue. This project will last until June of next year. Lane closures may occur during non-peak hours on nights and weekends. Please obey all posted signs and speed limits. 

Beginning on June 4, the entrance eastbound on SR 836 from LeJeune Road will be closed for reconstruction. This closure will be in effect through the end of 2017. Drivers can enter SR 836 from NW 37 Avenue instead. 
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